I am currently putting a Stromberg OF carb on my 1911 Torpedo. I have a Holley NH straight through on my 1915 and it is fantastic. Anyone have experience with both? If so which one is better or are they similar? Any thoughts are much appreciated. Thanks!
OF all day long unless you have dual 81's like I am putting on the roadster
I have a Home Made NH Straight Through and been running it for over five years.
I put a golden OF on and I didn't think it performed as well.
It now sits on my bench.
Some day I will give it a second chance.
My vote is for a Straight Through NH.
IMHO, the Stromberg OF is without question far superior to any stock "Ford" carburetor (Holley,Kingston etc.) I ran "straight through" Holleys on my previous three Ts and was quite satisfied until I heard Stan Howe's claim about the Strombergs and he was right. Whereas the Holleys are basically a wick in a puddle of gasoline, the Stromberg is a multi circuit real carburetor that will make your T run smoother at all speeds while using less fuel and requiring no mixing adjustments while driving. I have several RF Strombergs but never tried one yet and I've tried a RF that is every bit as good as the OF if you can get the idle jet performing properly. The OF is in my mind the best of the three models as it's all brass and relatively simple and basic to rebuild with slight modifications. I have several rebuilt Stromberg OFs as well as several rebuilt Holley straight throughs , but will probably never switch back from the Stromberg. If your OF is properly rebuilt, I'm betting that you won't switch back either. Good luck, Bruce
I vote OF but understand they are pricey
Someday i hit the lotto and beable get one
Please see my later post headed "carburettor choice"
Alan in Western Australia
I ran a Simmons (straight through) on my roadster for several years. It ran real good. I put a OF on it and it runs much better! Better mileage, better hill climbing, better top end. I like it.
I like Schebler or Marvel carbs.
OF on mine. Love it